Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in law (or international equivalent).

Exceptionally, we will also consider applicants who have:

  • an upper-second class honours degree that included content relevant to the applicant's proposed field of study; or
  • an upper second-class honours degree in any subject, along with relevant experience in a discipline closely related to the focus of this programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The International Law LLM programme offers a range of units, which will be suitable both for those with some previous knowledge and for those seeking an introduction to specific international law issues. The units are mainly in the field of public international law, although private international law issues can be explored through International Commercial Litigation, Arbitration or many of the other commercial law units. Current students have the opportunity to be actively involved in the Human Rights Implementation Centre.

Please visit our International Law Research webpages for more information about our current research expertise in international law.

We offer an exciting and stimulating set of degree programmes, each of which prepares you for a variety of careers. If you are interested in studying law beyond your undergraduate degree level and want to develop your analytical, research and legal writing skills, you will find Bristol’s LLM to be a challenging and rewarding experience. We have a large and vibrant international community and our LLM students benefit from small class sizes taught by world-leading experts.

Our LLM programmes give you the opportunity to specialise in a particular area but you can also opt for a broader and more general set of unit choices. In all cases, you are encouraged to explore your chosen areas of law at a deeper level. You will have the chance to see how these legal fields operate in different contexts, considering the relevant issues theoretically and practically and from a range of perspectives.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 117 954 5357